Canberra Youth Theatre is committed to investing in the creation and development of new works. Our goal is to commission and produce a body of new Australian plays written especially for young people, and nurture the professional development of emerging playwrights.

Writers currently under commission include:
Mary Rachel Brown, Rebecca Duke, and Julian Larnach

Emerging Playwright Commission

Canberra Youth Theatre is offering a $16,000 playwriting commission for an emerging playwright or writing team to create a new full-length work that brings young voices and stories to the stage.

The successful commission will be granted through an open application process, and receive a creative development workshop on the script with our Artistic Director and Resident Artists.

Applications will open in early 2021